Vital Results Standards for
Lesson 12
Theme: You choose the rules! Which rights are most important to you?
State Vital Results Standards to which this lesson relates:


1.8 In written reports, students organize and convey information and ideas accurately and effectively. This is evident when students:
1.8.j. Use a variety of strategies to develop the report; and
1.8.k. Organize text in a framework appropriate to purpose, audience, and content.

Information Literacy
1.11 Students use computers, telecommunications, and other tools of technology to research, to gather information and ideas, and to represent information and ideas accurately and appropriately.

Persuasive Writing
1.11 In persuasive writing, students judge, propose, and persuade. This is evident when students:
1.11.e. Take an authoritative stand on a topic;
1.11.f. Support the statement with sound reasoning; and
1.11.g. Use a range of strategies to elaborate and persuade.

1.17 Students use organizational systems to obtain information from various sources (including libraries and the Internet). This is evident when students:
1.19.b. Develop an effective search strategy to satisfy their informational needs;
1.19.c. Conduct effective searches for information and ideas;
1.19.d. Evaluate information for timeliness, relevance, bias, accuracy, quality, and accessibility
1.19.e. Synthesize and organize information;
1.19.f. Present information in appropriate formats

Reasoning and Problem Solving
Problem Solving Process

2.2 Students use reasoning strategies, knowledge, and common sense to solve complex problems related to all fields of knowledge. This is evident when students:
2.2.aa. Seek information from reliable sources, including knowledge, observation, and trying things out; Consider, test, and justify more than one solution;

Types of Problems
2.3 Students solve problems of increasing complexity. This is evident
when students:
2.3.a. Solve problems that require processing several pieces of information simultaneously;
2.3.b. Solve problems of increasing levels of abstraction, and that extend to diverse settings and situations; and
2.3.c. Solve problems that require the appropriate use of qualitative and/or quantitative data based on the problem.

Personal Development

3.10 Students perform effectively on teams that set and achieve goals, conduct investigations, solve problems, and create solutions (e.g., by using consensus-building and cooperation to work toward group decisions).

Informed Decisions
3.7 Students make informed decisions. This is evident when students:
3.7.c. Describe and explain their decisions based on evidence; Describe and explain their decisions based on and logical argument.
3.7.d. Recognize others' points of view, and assess their decisions from others' perspectives;
3.7.e. Analyze and consider alternative decisions; and
3.7.f. Differentiate between decisions based on fact and those based on opinion.

Civic and Social Responsibility

4.1 Students take an active role in their community. This is evident when students:
4.1.b. Use academic skills and knowledge in real-life community situations.

Democratic Processes
4.2 Students participate in democratic processes. This is evident when students:
4.2.a. Work cooperatively and respectfully with people of various groups to set community goals and solve common problems.

Arts, Language, and Literature
Artistic Proficiency

5.28 Students use art forms to communicate, showing the ability to define and solve artistic problems with insight, reason, and technical proficiency. This is evident when students:
5.28.aa. Communicate at a basic level in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

History and Social Sciences
Meaning of Citizenship

6.9 Students examine and debate the meaning of citizenship and act as citizens in a democratic society. This is evident when students:
6.9.b. Analyze and debate the problems of majority rule and the protection of minority rights as written in the U.S. Constitution.